"Shark" build

Discussion in 'Squier Telecasters' started by beerbelly, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier Talker

    Jan 30, 2013
    Well, the only Tele part on this build is a Squier CV50s neck, so I'm hoping I just got in the door. It's a beautiful quartersawn one I found on Reverb.com, a real stunner.

    I've built several guitars over the years, but all were based on existing designs. I decided to design my own this time around, called the "Shark". I hope you see what I'm envisioning in these photos. This will have two GFS Surf 90s which I've used on other builds, and I really like them. The CV50s Tele neck & tuners, a vintage Strat trem by Kluson, Alpha pots, Orange Drop cap, 3-way toggle and bevel-top knobs. Color will be Stew Mac Sonic Blue lacquer, with should look nice with the vintage tint on the neck. Here's what's going on so far:

    Original drawing (modified slightly since this photo):

    Dwg with trem & pups.JPG

    Patterns assembled:


    CV50s neck & tuners:

    Screen Shot 2019-03-22 at 6.49.36 AM.png

    Patterns with neck:

    Routed body, 2-piece reclaimed & air-dried Alder:


    Mocked up, still waiting for one Surf 90 from GFS:


    More to come...
  2. snivlem

    snivlem Squier-holic

    Jan 25, 2018
    Love the shape, I can see lots of cool options ahead! Very nice.
  3. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Squier-holic

    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    That’s awesome man. Great work. Can’t wait to see this come together!
  4. IronSchef

    IronSchef Dr. Squier

    Jun 18, 2012
    Flew here on my Dragonfly
    Man, that is flipping cool!!

    Going to b great - love CV necks for builds!
  5. Crazy cool man … when can production start so us ST members can get in on one? Cheers, Barrie. ;)
  6. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    Great Build ! ! Thanks for sharing !
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  7. squierbilly

    squierbilly Dr. Squier

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    Looks sharp!.. cant wait to see it painted..
    What a sweet neck..
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2019
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  8. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier Talker

    Jan 30, 2013
    Thanks guys. Yep, that is one beautiful neck. It's brand new and never been played.
  9. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    Nice concept. Great start for sure. Inspiring
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  10. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier Talker

    Jan 30, 2013
    Made a lot of progress the last couple of days. Set scale length, carved belly & fin cuts, drilled all mounting holes, routed control cavity & drilled cable route, sanded to 220 and getting ready for some vinyl sealer followed by an undercoat of white lacquer. The neck fits nice & tight and is aligned perfectly.

    setting scale length.JPG belly & fin cuts.JPG all holes drilled.JPG jack & control cavities.JPG ready for sealer.JPG
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  11. RetiredNSquired

    RetiredNSquired Squier-Nut

    Jun 20, 2018
    Canton, Ga
    Great looking concept, and a really clean looking build! Can't wait to see where it goes. And you're right, that neck is killer!
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  12. surf green

    surf green Squier-holic

    Jul 15, 2014
    Alright enough of this showing off...…………………………..(that's a damn nice job)
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  13. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

  14. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
    Can I pre-order my body now? Subscribed!
  15. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier Talker

    Jan 30, 2013
    After sealing with Behlen vinyl sealer, I sprayed some white lacquer as an undercoat for the Sonic Blue; I wasn't sure how well the blue would cover the wood color variations. Should be painting the blue tomorrow.
    IMG_0509.JPG IMG_0510.JPG
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  16. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    What's the cool car? It sort of looks like a Falcon.
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2019
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  17. wonkenstein

    wonkenstein Squier-holic

    Feb 3, 2017
    Whew..... all that coolness and it looks like it'll be a very comfortable guitar to play as well!
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  18. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier Talker

    Jan 30, 2013
    That's my 1965 Falcon Ranchero, a factory 289 V8 4-speed car. Me and a buddy took it on a 16-day, 9-state, 5,000 mile road trip last summer, including a stop at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Mt. Rushmore, Devil's Tower and Glacier Park. Never missed a beat.
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